As I mentioned in my SDR post, I had planned on setting up my SDR dongle and my Raspberry Pi 2 to listen in on aircraft transponders. I did just that this morning. I started by following these instructions to clone, build, and install MalcomRobb’s fork of dump1090. After following the instructions (and blacklisting the … Continue reading "Tracking aircraft with PiAware"
I started playing around with software defined radio today, using a cheap RTL-SDR module I bought on Amazon. Using Elias Önal’s OS X port of gqrx, I was able to tune in to our local NOAA weather station: Next comes aircraft tracking with PiAware.
For a project I am working on, I am running Debian 8.1 as a guest operating system in VMWare Player 7, and I needed to get VMWare Tools installed to enable host-to-guest folder sharing, and I was having no luck with Debian’s open-vm-tools package. After several tries, I found that this works successfully for me: … Continue reading "Installing VMWare Tools on Debian 8.1"